Tech Know: Why We're Excited For The PS5

The PS5 is coming

A tech company’s lifetime is defined by its major releases; it’s almost as if the year didn’t happen if nothing of headline-value was added to its roster. And while Sony as a company is defined not just by its game console, there’s no denying that 2020 will be remembered for the launch of its PlayStation 5

It's a long time coming, and we’re all for its release. 

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PlayStation 5 Specs

Let’s start with the biggest thing we all have to consider: the specs. After all, why splurge on a new console when your last generation is right behind its trail?


x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”

8 Cores / 16 Threads 

Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz


AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine

Ray Tracing Acceleration 

Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)

System Memory


448GB/s Bandwidth



5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)

Optical Drive 

Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAV
BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
DVD ~3.2xCLV  

PS5 Game Disc

Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc

Video Out

HDMI™ OUT port 
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)


“Tempest” 3D AudioTec


PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)


PS5: 4.5kg 


PS5: 350W


USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB) 
USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2 
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)


Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 
Bluetooth® 5.1

And if you’re the type to be particular about the wireless controller, some major upgrades have been made there as well:


160mm x 66mm x 106mm 



Touch Pad

2 Point Touch Pad, Capacitive Type, Click Mechanism

Motion Sensor

SIXAXIS motion sensing system 


Built-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset Jack


Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Vibration (haptic feedback by dual actuators), Indicators (Light bar / Player indicator / MUTE status)


USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headset Jack, Charging Terminals


Bluetooth® Ver5.1 for wireless

USB connection (HID, Audio) for wired


Type: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Voltage: DC 3.65V

Capacity: 1,560mAh

PlayStation 5 Price

As you might already know, the PlayStation 5 is available in the Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc drive version, as well as the Digital Edition. Currently, only the former has been announced to be available in the Philippines for P27,990. Meanwhile, the PS5 Digital Edition is internationally priced at USD399 (P19,950). 

PlayStation 5 Release Date

While the announcement was made quite a while ago, the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will officially be launched in the Philippines on December 11, 2020. Pre-orders began on November 20, 2020, with official retailers including Avid Sales Corp., iTech, Gameline, Metro Plaza, Abenson, Game One, Datablitz and GameXtreme. 

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So what say you about the PS5? Are you as excited as we are?

Words Adie Pieraz

Art Alex Lara

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